The Abyss of Zophos

Friday, April 1, 2022

Dweller at the Threshold

Armor of God, a.k.a. 'Kami no Yoroi':

You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not leave anyone unpunished who takes His name in vain. Exodus 20:7 (BSB)

Listen to me and make up your minds to honor my name,” says the LORD of Heaven’s Armies, “or I will bring a terrible curse against you. I will curse even the blessings you receive. Indeed, I have already cursed them, because you have not taken my warning to heart." Malachi 2:2 (NLT)

Wherever you go and whatever you do, you will be cursed. Deuteronomy 28:19 (NLT)

No one who practices deceit shall dwell in my house; no one who tells lies shall stand in my presence. Psalm 101:7 (BSB)

Do not cause anyone to stumble, whether Jews, Greeks or the church of God. 1 Corinthians 10:32 (NIV)

Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own. 1 Corinthians 6:19 (NIV)

We know that anyone who has been born of God does not keep on sinning. 1 John 5:18 (ESV)

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things and will bring to your remembrance all things that I have said to you. John 14:26 (ESV)

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:1-2 (ESV)

But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these things defile a man. For from the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, all sexual immorality, theft, lying, and slander. Matthew 15:19 (NLT)

Because of the weakness of your human nature, I am using the illustration of slavery to help you understand all this. Previously, you let yourselves be slaves to impurity and lawlessness, which led ever deeper into sin. Now you must give yourselves to be slaves to righteous living so that you will become holy. Romans 6:19 (NLT)

Each of you must know how to control his own body in holiness and honor. 1 Thessalonians 4:4 (BSB)

If a man marries a woman who becomes displeasing to him because he finds something indecent about her, and he writes her a certificate of divorce, gives it to her and sends her from his house. Deuteronomy 24:1 (NIV)

I am saying this for your benefit, not to place restrictions on you. I want you to do whatever will help you serve the Lord best, with as few distractions as possible. 1 Corinthians 7:35 (NLT)

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7 (ESV)

But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. Matthew 6:6 (ESV)

This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not God’s child, nor is anyone who does not love their brother and sister. 1 John 3:10 (NIV)

Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good. Anyone who does what is good is from God. Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God. 3 John 1:11 (NIV)

But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; he is guilty of eternal sin. Mark 3:29 (BSB)

If you are harvesting in your field and forget a sheaf there, do not go back to get it. It is to be left for the foreigner, the fatherless, and the widow, so that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hands. Deuteronomy 24:19 (BSB)

Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees. Isaiah 10:1 (NIV)

‘Cursed is he who withholds justice from the foreigner, the fatherless, or the widow.’ And let all the people say, ‘Amen!’ Deuteronmy 27:19 (BSB)

‘Cursed is he who strikes down his neighbor in secret.’ And let all the people say, ‘Amen!’ Deuteronmy 27:24 (BSB)

Behemoth is the first of God's conquests. Its maker approaches it with his sword. Job 40:19 (GWT)

It opened its mouth to utter blasphemies against God, blaspheming his name and his dwelling, that is, those who dwell in heaven. Revelation 13:6 (ESV)

The wicked plot against the godly; they snarl at them in defiance. Psalm 37:12 (NLT)

What are worthless and wicked people like? They are constant liars. Proverbs 6:12 (NLT)

A worthless man digs up evil, and his speech is like a scorching fire. Proverbs 16:27 (BSB)

He had been hired to intimidate me so that I would sin by doing as he suggested, so they could give me a bad name in order to discredit me. Nehemiah 6:13 (BSB)

This is what the LORD says: “Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who draws strength from mere flesh and whose heart turns away from the LORD. Jeremiah 17:5 (NIV)

Those who repay my good with evil lodge accusations against me, though I seek only to do what is good. Psalm 38:20 (NIV)

Do not call conspiracy everything these people regard as conspiracy. Do not fear what they fear; do not live in dread. Isaiah 8:12 (BSB)

Their mouths are full of cursing, lies, and threats. Trouble and evil are on the tips of their tongues. Psalm 10:7 (NLT)

A wicked person listens to deceitful lips; a liar pays attention to a destructive tongue. Psalm 17:4 (NIV)

The weapons of the scoundrel are destructive; he hatches plots to destroy the poor with lies, even when the plea of the needy is just. Isaiah 32:7 (BSB)

If someone claims, “I know God,” but doesn’t obey God’s commandments, that person is a liar and is not living in the truth. 1 John 2:4 (NLT)

Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. 1 John 4:20 (NIV)

A person who plans evil will get a reputation as a troublemaker. The schemes of a fool are sinful; everyone detests a mocker. Proverbs 24:8 (NLT)

Mocker is the name of the proud and arrogant man--of him who acts with excessive pride. Proverbs 21:24 (BSB)

They mock and speak with malice; with arrogance they threaten oppression. Psalm 73:8 (BSB)

Therefore do not let your good be spoken of as evil. Romans 14:16 (NKJV)

“Woe to the rebellious children,” says the LORD, “Who take counsel, but not of Me, And who devise plans, but not of My Spirit, That they may add sin to sin." Isaiah 30:1 (NKJV)

Behold, the wicked man travails with evil; he conceives trouble and births falsehood. He has dug a hole and hollowed it out; he has fallen into a pit of his own making. His trouble recoils on himself, and his violence falls on his own head. Psalm 7:14-16 (BSB)

With deceit in his heart he devises evil; he continually sows discord. Therefore calamity will come upon him suddenly; in an instant he will be shattered beyond recovery. Proverbs 6:14-15 (BSB)

The iniquities of a wicked man entrap him; the cords of his sin entangle him. Proverbs 5:22 (BSB)

Are they ashamed of their detestable conduct? No, they have no shame at all; they do not even know how to blush. So they will fall among the fallen; they will be brought down when they are punished, says the LORD. Jeremiah 8:12 (NIV)

See how these enemies insult you, LORD. A foolish nation has dishonored your name. Psalm 74:18 (NLT)

You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell? Matthew 23:33 (NIV)

This is the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage of oppressors, which they shall receive of the Almighty. Psalm 27:13 (KJB)

Do not fret over evildoers, and do not be envious of the wicked. Proverbs 24:19 (BSB)